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Newport Offers Breakfast and Shelter for Students Before School

NEWPORT – As it’s getting chillier and chillier out, cold mornings either waiting for the bus or walking to school are taxing on our children. The Epiphany Episcopal Church in Newport and the Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New London are providing 5th and 6th grade students from Towle school a free breakfast and a warm place to stay before school opens in Newport.

Doors open at the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Newport at 7am every morning that school is in session and stays open until school starts at 8:15am.

Three volunteers out of a pool of 22 volunteers who have all had background checks man the breakfast each day helping to serve cereal hot oatmeal fruit and hot coco and sometimes homemade baked goods. Food comes from the Newport Food Pantry, the Newport Charity Fund and from the volunteers.

The two churches were approached by SAU 43 Superintendent Cindy Gallagher on the need for the morning program for Towle students.

Students who wish to attend the morning breakfast at the Epiphany Episcopal Church need to have a signed permission slip from their parent or guarding.

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